All of us have days we’d like to relive, things we wish we’d done differently, mistakes we wish we could correct, different roads we wish we’d taken, or promises we wish we’d kept…or never made.
We ALL have regrets.
The Fifth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest welcomes your story. Write about a decision you regret—anything from a poor choice you made in high school to a serious lapse in judgment with major consequences as an adult—and then write about what the mistake taught you about yourself.
(I’m sharing this writing contest in honor of my mom. Before dementia and age stopped her writing, she and I challenged each other to enter writing contests. We each had to at least TRY…or buy the other one lunch.) Here’s an idea: ask family, friends, other writers and bloggers to join your challenge!
This contest is a great writing opportunity. The winning essay will be published in REAL SIMPLE, and the writer will receive a prize of $3,000, plus round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accommodations for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and lunch with the editors.
2nd place receives $500. 3rd place receives $250.
Length: 1,500 words max THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline is 11:50 P.M. ET ~ September 13, 2012
Submit via e-mail or US mail. Full details, examples, answered questions & helpful hints at
Come on, what have you got to lose? Rise to the occasion & take the challenge…double-dog dare ya!
DO NOT LET THIS MISSED OPPORTUNITY
BECOME ANOTHER REGRET